Girls On Film

Ep 114: The Power of the Dog Special with cinematographer Ari Wegner

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The Power of the Dog cinematographer Ari Wegner joins Anna for a special episode exploring her work on Jane Campion’s riveting western. The first woman to be nominated for the cinematography BAFTA, Ari is also only the second ever nominated for the Oscar. The Australian filmmaker - who also worked on Girls On Film favourite Zola - gives her reaction to her historic nomination, explains how she got into the business and says exactly how she felt when she got the call from Campion. Anna then delves into detail about her work on The Power of the Dog, asking Ari to explain how the photography helps to establish the key characters of Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Rose (Kirsten Dunst). Ari gives a fascinating, detailed insight into individual scenes, making this a must-listen for fans of the film, as well as anyone who’s ever wondered what being a cinematographer actually involves. The Power of the Dog is available on Netflix now. This episode is in partnership with The Power of the Dog. Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Emma Butt. Assistant Producer: Shanaiya Pithiya. House band: MX Tyrants.